Steve Wilks, Keith Armstrong interviewing with Cardinals Friday

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The Cardinals are holding a second round of interviews with head coaching candidates and two of them will be meeting with the team on Friday.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong will both be in Arizona for their second interviews. Wilks was in Tennessee interviewing with the Titans on Thursday and has had several other interviews during this cycle while the Cardinals are the only team that’s spoken with Armstrong.

The Cardinals were also interested in having another conversation with Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, but Munchak declined the invitation in order to stay in Pittsburgh. Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo is also reportedly on their list for a second interview, but he’s tied up through Sunday.

Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher and Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores were also among the first round of interviews, so there may be more conversations to come before the Cardinals settle on their guy.

10 responses to “Steve Wilks, Keith Armstrong interviewing with Cardinals Friday

  1. Cardinals have no idea what they’re doing. They’re hoping the luck into a good coach like they did with BA

  2. I would like to see the Cardinals bring in Todd Haley as the head coach and keep Bettcher as the d coordinator…

  3. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to coach the Cardinals. After all, they only have a top 10 defense, the best running back in the NFL, a HOF wide receiver, a supportive GM and owner, and a team that went 8-8 despite using backup QBs most of the season.

  4. sidehatchin says:
    I can’t imagine why anyone would want to coach the Cardinals. After all, they only have a top 10 defense, the best running back in the NFL, a HOF wide receiver, a supportive GM and owner, and a team that went 8-8 despite using backup QBs most of the season.
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    No quarterback, cheap owner, 34 year old receiver is your best player, defense is all smoke and mirrors, best defensive player has had 2 catastrophic knee injuries in the last 4 years, listless, disinterested fan base. Every team in the division is better than they are. Complete rebuild is in order.

    Other than that, I can’t think of a reason.

  5. Seahawks fans are calling out other fans and teams when their team is literally falling apart in front of them. It’s embarrassing to see a Seahawk fans post about other teams.

  6. eramming says:
    Seahawks fans are calling out other fans and teams when their team is literally falling apart in front of them. It’s embarrassing to see a Seahawk fans post about other teams.
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    Only a jealous Rams fan would consider a 9-7 season which would have been 12-4 with a league average kicker “falling apart.” But then again you don’t know what winning looks like so…

  7. Wilks, Armstrong, and DeFilippo all appear to be respected by their peers and players. None of them has been a head coach or even an offensive or defensive coordinator. That doesn’t mean they can’t be successful head coaches, but it’s probably a good thing that the Cardinals are being deliberate in vetting them. sidehatchin and seahawkboy both make some valid points about the Cardinals’ situation.

  8. seahawkboymike says:
    January 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

    No quarterback, cheap owner, 34 year old receiver is your best player, defense is all smoke and mirrors, best defensive player has had 2 catastrophic knee injuries in the last 4 years, listless, disinterested fan base. Every team in the division is better than they are. Complete rebuild is in order.

    Other than that, I can’t think of a reason.

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    ROFL if you actually think that are you watching the CFL? Because surely it isn’t the NFL.

    You sir know nothing about the Cardinals.

    Oh and the teams above us, are also above YOU!

    Seattle is in full rebuild mode.

    LOB basically gone.
    No Oline.
    No rb’s.
    Jimmy Graham Gone.
    Almost every coach not named Pete Carrol was sacrificed for the ineptness of Carrol/Schneider
    Avril gone
    Big contract coming for old Duane Brown and Sheldon Richardson if he can slow down from 143 mph with a kid in the car.

    No 2nd or 3rd round pick this year. No 2nd rounder next year.

    Supposedly want to make Wilson more of a runner = more hits on your franchise guy.

    Someone calling out our fanbase when they have the ’12s

  9. Only a jealous Rams fan would consider a 9-7 season which would have been 12-4 with a league average kicker “falling apart.” But then again you don’t know what winning looks like so…

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    The Rams won a Super Bowl in 1999, and won a couple NFL Championships back in the 40s and 50s. That’s just as many Super Bowls as the Seahawks, and 3x the total championships. But you’re probably a typical 12th man who didn’t really pay attention to football until 2013, so nobody cares what you think.

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